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27 January 2022 - 27 January 2022

12:00AM - 11:59PM

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This is the image alt text Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and elsewhere.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and elsewhere.

HMD is observed on the 27th January as this marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birhenaun, which was the largest Nazi concentration camp.

You can find out more about the Holocaust Memorial Trust here Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (hmd.org.uk)

HMD Events

13:00 – Holocaust survivor Uri Winterstein’s story

As part of Durham County Council’s events for HMD Uri Winterstein will talk about his families experiences during World war II. There will also be poems about the Holocaust written by pupils of County Durham Schools. For more information and to watch the event live please click here

18:30-19:30 - 'Never Again, Never': The 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment and the liberation of Belsen, April - May 1945

Durham County Council’s second event will be presented by Steve Shannon, military researcher. To book a place on this talk please follow the link below.

ONLINE 'Never Again, Never': The 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment & the liberation of Belsen, April - May 1945 (durham.gov.uk)

18:45 – Stephenson College’s in person rememberance event,

Students from our Jewish Society will read a poem and hold a minutes silence, lighting electric candles before streaming the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s ceremony. This event is for University students only.

19.00-20.00 – UK Holocaust Memorial Day:2022 ceremony

To register for the event please click here 

20:00 – Join the nation and Light the Darkness

A burning candle on a black background

Light a candle and safely put it in your window at 8pm to remember those who were murdered for who they were. Stand against prejudice today.

Further information

If you would like further information or would like to join the Jewish society please see contact details below:

Email: jewish.society@durham.ac.uk,

Instagram: @durhamjsoc 

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